AEMA Annual Meeting

Join us for AEMA’s 128th Annual Meeting: Secure Supply Chains Start with Us

December 4-9 @ Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada

AEMA’s Annual Meeting is the second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the U.S. The AEMA Annual Meeting hosts a strong technical program; prominent, informative speakers; timely and relevant short courses; and important networking and social opportunities with industry professionals. In addition to over 100 speakers, AEMA’s Annual Meeting also hosts over 250 exhibitors and an extensive core shack.

Key Contacts

Booth/Exhibitor Questions – Mike Heywood (

Chair/Speaker & General Convention Questions – Pat Heywood (

Sponsorship Questions – Deanna Stroh (

Hotel Info

Room Reservations:
(800) 648-1177 or
Refer to our GROUP name – GAEMA22 to get our discounted rate
Government rate: Refer to our GROUP name – GAEMAGV

We will not be using any outside company or agency to book rooms. In order to reserve your room you must either reserve it on-line through the AEMA website, or call the Nugget Casino Resort directly at the above listed phone number.

Chair & Speaker Info

More info coming soon!

Press Info

We offer one free press pass per media group. Contact Kenna O’Neill ( with questions.

Future Dates & Locations

2023 | December 4 – 8
Location to be determined

2024 | December 2 – 6
Location to be determined

2025 | December 1 – 5
Location to be determined

Thank You 2022 Program Chairs!

2022 Program Chair

Todd Glindeman
Brown and Caldwell, Mining Market Sector Director

Todd Glindeman is the Mining Market Sector Director for Brown and Caldwell (BC) and is based in Boise, Idaho. He has been with BC his entire 21-year career. Todd has been leading and managing large-scale mining compliance and permitting projects in Idaho for more than decade. He works with mining industry partners to develop plans for efficiently addressing regulatory challenges and negotiating the permitting processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in client service, program and project management, and environmental services.

Todd graduated from the University of Idaho with BS and MS degrees in Environmental Science in 1999 and 2006, respectively. He is an active member of the Idaho Mining Association and has participated as a conference planning committee member for the Idaho Mining Conference since its inception in 2018. Todd has also participated in board positions for the Boise Section SME, including serving as the 2018–19 Chair.

2022 Program Co-Chair

Chris Guedes
Itafos Conda LLC, Permitting Manager

Chris Guedes began NEPA permitting full-time in 2013. Prior to working in the NEPA field, Chris worked as a civil engineer as well as in the medical private practice industry in management and consulting. Chris holds BA in Business Management, an MBA, and a BS in Civil Engineering.

2022 AEMA President

Ron Rimelman

Mr. Ron Rimelman worked as a consultant to NOVAGOLD for 18 months prior to joining the Company in 2011. He is the Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability. With nearly 30 years of environmental experience, Mr. Rimelman has managed environmental impact assessments and permitting activities for mines around the world, with a focus in Alaska and other northern climates. His most recent position was Vice President Environmental Services for Tetra Tech Inc., where he coordinated the natural resources group and took the lead on a range of projects, including preparing environmental impact statements for the Kensington and Red Dog Mines in Alaska. Mr. Rimelman also has extensive experience with mine permitting and water resource analysis, as well as financial and personnel management.